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Sunrise Corner salutes the dedicated volunteer groups who rely on grants for the community programs and events we know and love.

Community organizations are the lifeblood of so many programs and events that contribute significantly to quality of life in our rural areas. These non-profits run on the fuel provided by dedicated volunteers and grant funding.

Letters of Support

Sunrise Corner is pleased to support any community fundraising initiative. If your community group would like a letter of support for your grant application, send an email with your request at least a week prior to the application deadline with an overview of your project and the benefits to the community. Email for letter of support >

Available Grants

The following list some government and corporate grants your community group may be eligible for to assist with your project. Please click on the “Learn more” link to visit the individual websites for eligibility, deadlines and applications.

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Government of Canada Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to help all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market. The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. Learn more >

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to improve community health and well-being by building places for Western Canadians to come together and build social connections. In keeping with their ongoing commitment to invest in the communities they serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share. Learn more >

Manitoba Grants Online is a one-stop portal for non-profit organizations to access a variety of Manitoba government grants. Two popular grants are highlighted below, but there are grants available from four different departments – Municipal Relations, Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Sport, Culture and Heritage. Learn more >

  • Building Sustainable Communities grant helps build thriving sustainable communities that provide a high quality of life for Manitobans. The grant leverages investments in community development by local governments, non-profit organizations and others.
  • Heritage Grants Program helps Manitobans identify, protect and interpret Manitoba’s human and natural heritage. Eligible projects include Collections Management, Conservation, Exhibitions, and programs (of a non-recurring nature) that seek to identify, protect or interpret Manitoba’s human and natural heritage.

New Horizons for Seniors is a federal grants and contributions program. It provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities. The objectives of the program include promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations, supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors and providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors. Learn more >

Scotts Canada Gro For Good program awards grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit civic organizations seeking to develop sustainable gardens and green spaces. The company is committed to supporting green space solutions that help youth and communities enjoy the benefits of gardening such as, encouraging healthy eating habits while learning how to grow your own food and the health benefits that come from being outdoors and interacting with nature and other members of the community. Learn more >